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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Purchase Approved In Australia

First Aircraft To Arrive In Australia In 2018 And Enter Service In 2020

The Australian government has approved the acquisition of an additional 58 F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. The Australian Ministry of Defense says that, together with the Super Hornet and Growler electronic warfare aircraft, the F-35 aircraft will ensure Australia maintains a regional air combat edge. The F-35 will also provide a major boost to the ADF’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

CAF Event To Honor The Women Of The Greatest Generation

'WWII Heritage Days' Being Held This Weekend In GA

The sights and sounds of The Greatest Generation will come alive when the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing hosts the eleventh annual "WWII Heritage Days" April 26-27, 2014. The history festival will be held at The Historical Airpower Facility, Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field, Peachtree City, GA from 9am-4pm both days.

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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Luftwaffe Ju 52 Discovered On The Bottom Of The Black Sea

Plane Disappeared 67 Years Ago On Transport Mission To The Eastern Front

A plane missing since 1942 has been discovered in about 75 feet of water in the Black Sea has been identified as a Ju 52 that vanished on a flight carrying Nazi personnel to the Eastern Front during WWII.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

First Flight: Optionally Piloted Black Hawk Demonstrator Helicopter

Showed Autonomous Hover And Flight Operations For U.S. Army

In cooperation with the U.S. Army, Sikorsky has successfully demonstrated optionally piloted flight of a Black Hawk helicopter, a significant step toward providing autonomous cargo delivery functionality to the U.S. Army.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

U.S. Spy Flights Conducted Over Russia ... With Their Consent

'Open Skies' Treaty Allows Limited Espionage Flights Over Both Countries

A U.S. spy flight was conducted over Russia ... with that government's consent ... under an "Open Skies" treaty that allows both the U.S. and Russia to conduct limited espionage missions over the other's territory.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Air Force Researchers Test Google Glass For Battlefield Use

Trials Are Being Conducted By The Battlefield Air Targeting, Man-Aided Knowledge, Or BATMA(N) Group

Whether trying to coordinate multiple aircraft in a three-dimensional battlespace, calling in precise close air support or evacuating personnel caught behind enemy lines – effective multitasking is at the heart of the mission for Air Force special operators.

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